LAST week the University of Canberra’s Mobile Health Clinic was in Narooma offering free consultations to people in the fields of pharmacology and nutrition.
The Mobile Health Clinic provides the opportunity for final semester students to gain experience in their field of expertise before finishing their degree while providing treatment and care for patients who may not have access to some health services.
The University’s Faculty of Health Mobile Clinic provides low cost health services in Nutrition and Dietetics, Pharmacy and Midwifery. The mobile clinic is staffed by students and their qualified professional supervisors. Students spend 20 weeks in total doing clinical placement.
While the mobile health clinic was here the students had the opportunity to spend time at the Lighthouse Surgery, visit Bermagui on Thursday morning and spend time in some local pharmacies.
At the end of this week the Mobile Health Clinic is heading to Eden but will return to Narooma for the week beginning March 25 and April 15.
Appointments can be made with the trained students and their qualified professional supervisors for a wide range of medical conditions.
The UC Mobile Health Clinic can assist those wishing to achieve optimum health through healthy eating by providing strategies and motivational tools to address health concerns such as weight management, general healthy eating advice, and advice for bowel conditions.
The clinic spends alternating times in Narooma, Moruya and Eden. Bookings can be made by calling 1300 784 785 or (02) 6201 5843.